Every fall at Homecoming, 15,000 University of Miami students are joined on campus by thousands of faculty, staff, community members and alumni to commemorate the University’s rich traditions, and to celebrate its future. Homecoming events are designed to unite the campus and fill each Hurricane heart with pride.

Homecoming Events
Opening Ceremonies
Friday, October 28th, 6pm

Lakeside Patio Stage
Join the Homecoming Executive Committee, ODK and various performing groups as we kick off Homecoming 2016!

Alma Mater Competition Preliminaries 
Friday, October 28th, 7pm

Lakeside Patio Stage
Cheer on your friends and favorite campus organizations as they compete in this crowd-favorite event! You'll hear special renditions of the Alma Mater mixed in with Miami Hurricanes-themed music. It's a mix between The Voice and Pitch Perfect that you won't want to miss!

Hurricanes Help the Hometown
Saturday, October 29th, 9am

UC Rock
Come participate in one of the oldest service days at the University of Miami. Everyone who takes part is provided with breakfast, lunch, and an HHTH t-shirt.

Spirit Tree Competition
Monday, October 31st, 11:00am

Spirit Tree Behind Ashe
The Spirit Tree is the only orange tree on the University of Miami campus. Cheer on the teams as they present their Spirit Tree Ornaments to the judges at this one-of-a-kind event!

Spirit Day
Monday, October 31st, 12:00pm

Lakeside Patio Stage
Come out and show off your Hurricane spirit! There will be free food, games, and more.

King & Queen Pageant
Tuesday, November 1st, 7pm

SC Ballrooms
Join us as we crown the Homecoming Court! Finalists will be judged on their 'Canes spirit, talent, and poise, along with their resumes. Who will be the next University of Miami Homecoming King & Queen?

Organized Cheer Competition
Wednesday, November 2nd, 7pm

Lakeside Patio Stage
O-Cheer is one of the most popular events of the week! Check out the teams as they lip-sync and dance to your favorite tunes. It's sure to be a heated competition loaded with talent!

Alma Mater Competition Finals
Thursday, November 3rd, 10:45am

UC Rock Plaza
The top three teams battle it out to see who will be crowned the Alma Mater Champion! The winner receives the honor of singing the Alma Mater on the field at the Homecoming Football Game.

Homecoming Concert, presented by Hurricane Productions
Thursday, November 3rd, 8pm

Watsco Center
Join Hurricane Productions for the concert event of the year! Information on free student tickets can be found at www.hurricaneproductions.org/homecoming.

Homecoming Parade
Friday, November 4th, 7pm

Merrick Drive & Stanford Drive
Join the Homecoming Grand Marshal and over 40 participating organizations at the annual Homecoming Parade.

Hurricane Howl
Friday, November 4th
6pm - 10pm: Food Trucks on Stanford Drive
Grab a bite from one of your favorite Miami food trucks! A limited number of free $5 food vouchers will be provided to students with a valid Cane Card.

6pm - 8pm: Homecoming Block Party on Merrick Drive
Students, alumni, and families are invited to join in the fun at the Homecoming Block Party. There will be rides, games, and a number of special art displays.

8:30pm: Boat Burning Ceremony & Fireworks on Lake Osceola
Celebrate the biggest tradition of Homecoming with thousands of 'Canes around Lake Osceola. Tradition states that if the mast of the boat falls before the boat sinks, UM will win the Homecoming football game. This is an event that you won't want to miss!
Miami vs. Pittsburgh
Saturday, November 5th, Time TBA

Hard Rock Stadium
Cheer on the 'Canes as they take on the Pittsburgh Panthers. The overall Homecoming competition winners will be announced, and the Homecoming Court will be introduced on the field. 

To keep up-to-date with all Homecoming events, "like" us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UMHomecoming, or follow us on Twitter at @UMHomecoming. 

Questions can be emailed to the Homecoming Executive Committee at: umhomecoming@gmail.com.